The Honors College

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    Honors College Student Ambassadors
    Honors College Student Ambassadors
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Welcome to the Honors College at Cal State L.A.

The Honors College provides an academically enriched and socially supportive environment that inspires students in all disciplines to become creative and critical thinkers as well as leaders in their fields. With core learning goals focused on civic engagement, leadership, and knowledge creation, it prepares students to address the most pressing challenges of the 21st century.

The Honors College offers the resources of a major public university combined with the best features of a liberal arts college. Exceptional faculty and interdisciplinary courses foster the intellectual curiosity of all students and provide rigorous preparation for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in graduate or professional school. Caring staff and specialized advising help each student achieve his or her personal and academic goals. Motivated and high-achieving peers encourage each other to reach their full potential.

Honors College students pay the same fees as regularly-enrolled students. There are no additional fees associated with enrollment in the Honors College.


Honors College students enjoy access to:

Exciting seminar-style classes that emphasize discussion and critical thinking

Opportunities to pursue research with the University's best faculty

Residential life programs designed to complement the Honors experience

Special performances, speaking events, and cultural excursions

Dedicated scholarships

Priority registration

Student Spotlights (Click image to read full interview)

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